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Total loan: $4,000
Brooklyn, NY, United States / Clothing
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A loan helped me to continue my craft of providing a connection to the customer.
I was born in sunny Miami, raised in beautiful Sevilla Spain with a Puerto Rican father and Colombian mother. When I was a kid it was very difficult for me to answer the question of where I was from. Being diverse have always made me open to all kind of people, I guess that's why I always had a fascination with New York at an early age, it was a goal of mine to live in NYC and pursue my dream of becoming a designer. The first phase became a reality in 2000. I attended FIT in 2002 and then worked for world-famous brands for the next 15 years. I always wanted to do my own so I started the process in 2007 with my first design, the Rafi Hoodie. I knew from very early on that whatever I designed was for the people who surrounded my life. Luckily my dream has evolved with me and I am proud to have become a hoodie designer. I re-introduced the Rafi hoodie 2 years ago and has been my #1 selling ever since.